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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
in the deadly shooting of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100 foot pylons lit up the sky over the airport in honor of the fallen transportation security officer, his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the. is a officer that was shot and killed. >> reporter: who others were wounded when paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this assailant within minutes saved untold lives. >> reporter: ciancia is in the hospital. the fbi says he is unresponsive. the airport, a scene of fear and confusion friday morning returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people caught in the cross fire was
angeles to meet with the fbi and the grieving family of tsa officer gerardo hernandez. so, tell me how l.a.x. is honoring this fallen tsa officer. >> reporter: well, it's just like the high security that we just heard about in the news conference, don, there is also going to be visible signs of mourning here at the united states sixth busiest airport. when you first drive in, there are these 100-foot pylons at the entrance of l.a.x. they are going to be lit blue, and that's going to be for the tsa. the tsa color up until thursday. and then once you get past the entrance and you start to check in, you'll see that the tsa officers here have on their badges a black band, and that is for their fallen officer, their fellow co-worker, mr. hernandez. what we're seeing here not just visible signs of security but also visible signs of grief, don. >> and what are investigators looking for at the airport today? we had a brief conversation about it, you know, just a couple minutes ago, but what exactly are they looking for today? >> reporter: well, the terminal has just reopened fully. we know that
-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire inside the airport killing 39-year- old tsa officer gerardo hernandez and wounding two others. law enforcement officials are now looking into a rant ciancia had on him at the time of the shooting. it referred to the new world order and had anti-tsa and anti-government claims. witnesses who encountered the suspect provided possible clues into what motivated the attack. >> the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor, he had his gun and looked at me and said tsa? and i just shook my head, and he kept going. >> reporter: after the shooting the fbi served search warrants at the suspect's homes in l.a. and new jersey. law enforcement officials say ciancia, originally from pennsville township, new jersey sent text messages to family members there prior to the shooting. >> the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it and that's when the brought to our attention. >> reporter: a neighbor of ciancia's in california says he can't believe ciancia could be the shooter. >> from knowing t
paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott green watched it happen. >> he had the gun down like this, so he saw him on the ground and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bay spotted the gunman as he made his way to the gates. >> i thought he was a random passenger, very calm, stoic faced, got closer and turned a bit and saw the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i high tailed it and ran. >> so you were surprised -- >> that he made it all the way to the gate. >> that no one stopped. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah. >> reporter: l.a.x. police chief patrick gannon says he moved armed officers from behind the checkpoint to a more visible low indication in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment exactly when i would hoped they would be? no, it didn't happen in this case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting, but witnesses wonder why they weren't there to begin with. >> i didn't make sense to me. i thought that guy had a gun and no one was this to stop him. >> ciancia is still in the hospital unr
against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came
agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he proceeded up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appeared to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot
security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's deputy mo shot and killed the teen. the family has already filed three wrongful death claims in the ca
of the attorney general of the united states whether or not to seek the death enemy this case. >> gerardo hernandez, the first tsa officer to die in the line of duty. >> he took pride in his work. >> ciancia's actions baffle everyone. tonight this lights will burn tsa blue in honor of the tsa fallen officer. >> you can keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. >>> a north bay man says the sonoma county deputy who shoot and called boy recently pulled a gun on him at a traffic stop. cornell bernard is live with the details. reporter: the memorial to andy lopez continues to grow here on moreland avenue. people continue to file by, paying their respects. one man says he had a scary constant front addition with the very same deputy who fired on andy lopez. >> i did not do anything to justify ever having a weapon pulled on me. >> he can't forget a day in august when he was driving to work on highway 101 some was stopped for not using his blinker on a lane change. he says the sonoma ya county dep tip made the -- who made the stop seem agitated. >> i loo
entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they were
officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. agents tony grigsby and james speer shown here were both wounded. as was teacher brian ludmer. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal, before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him to gain motives into the shooting. >>> the head coach of the nfl houston texans gary kubiak is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as kubiak walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. houston's general manager told nbc, that kubiak was lig light-headed and dizzy. he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital but did not have a heart attack. >>> denver broncos head coach john fox felt dizzy playing golf saturday. after testing at a hospital, fox underwent surgery to replace a heart valve and is expected out a few weeks. >>> a bomb threat prompts a two-hour evacuation at a major southern airport. an employee at birmingham's international airport found a note in a bathroom on saturday. bomb squads swept t
of gerardo hernandez. he is the tsa officer killed friday in the los angeles shooting. the suspect, paul ciancia, reportedly told police he acted alone. he has been charged with murdering a federal officer. he could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> birmingham is back open this morning after a bomb threat. an employee found a note containing the threat in a bathroom. bomb squad technicians searched the facility and police confirmed nothing was found. flights were diverted or delayed during the two hour shutdown. >>> the trial of egyptian president mome mohammed morsi was adjourned the first day of the trial because of the defendant chanting. egypt's official news agency says morris say arrived by helicopter at a police academy. he is be being charged with incitement of violence and murder. he was previously being held in an unknown military location. >>> well the president is going to hit the road this week and trying to improve the image of his healthcare plan. he is going to meet with volunteers in dallas. >> this comes as 55% of americans say they now have enough information to
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
news. >>> now to the latest in shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was checking passports when he was shot. he died with from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officer
-old tsa officer gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family's home. neighbors say they were shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray the lord will give them peace and strength. >> the head of the tsa will arrive today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. in a note found in the 23-year- old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written he had some concern about it. >> ciancia's former los angeles roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward license wjz eyewitness news. >> kai jackson continues our complete coverage with more on the panic travelers experienced. >> the rapid paced l.a.x. airport comes it a grinding halt after a gunman opens fire. people were hiding i
ludmer was shot in the leg and requires further surgery. this weekend the widow of gerardo hernandez remembered the father of two who was about to turn who. >> he was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was there to help anyone in need and helped us laugh with his an definitely sense of humor. >> reporter: the suspect is still heavily sedated at the hospital. now federal prosecutors have charged him with murder and commission of violence at an international airport, if he's convicted he could face the death penalty. charlie and margaret? >> thank you, ben. >>> senior correspondent john miller is a former lapd deputy commissioner. good morning. >> good morning. >> this would have still been under your jurisdiction in. >> i was in charge of counterterrorism so this response would have gone with the assumption it was terrorism and investigated back from there. >> do we have more detail from what happened? >> we do and some of it is kind of shocking as the story unfolds. i've been talking to people in l.a. over the weekend is ciancia arrives at the airport on the ct
this they better keep guessing. >> reporter: investigators say ciancia shot and killed gerardo hernandez, a father and husband. ciancia was shot before he was arrested. >> that was jeff winn reporting. widow of the tsa officer who was shot and killed made her first public statement today. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. thank you very much. >> ana hernandez says her husband work for the tsa at l.a.x. since 2010. the couple has two children, gerardo would have turned 40 next week. >>> here is a live look outside of l.a.x. where the 100' pylons are lit up in blue is to honor tsa agent hernandez. >>> and the shooting yesterday sent passengers scrambling, forcing many to leave their luggage behind, today people were allowed to go in and collect their belongings. some stayed in nearby hotels. cots were set up in a terminal for those who couldn't find a place to stay. some stranded were thankful strangers were there to help. >> they took a bunch of us to the food court out of his own pocket. >> there was homeland security and i can't remember his last name
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
gerardo hernandez and injuring more. passengers and others ran for cover. >> on the floor, now, on the floor! >> reporter: and teacher brian ludmer was one of those shot. his boss said he had a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he's still traumatized by all of it, like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> reporter: meanwhile, a clearer picture of the suspect is emerging. a family friend saying he took it hard when his mother died in 2009 after years of battling multiple sclerosis. classmates at his delaware high school where he played the french horn in the band said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few people who kept to themselves, he was one of them. >> reporter: later, he went to florida, graduating from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011. then moving to los angeles looking for work. he shared an apartment with several roommates. one saw nothing so fear. >> he was a very nice guy. a bit loaner or introverted. but nothing where i would ever, ever expect him to do anything like this. >> reporter: this morning, the busy l.a.x. airpo
. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and passengers were wounded. high school teacher brian lud mer was traveling to the east coast when he was shot in the leg. terminal 3 at lax is now open as the investigation continues. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez. he is the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> and things should be back to normal at alabama's largest april after a threat disrupted flights and prompted a two-hour evacuation there. an employee found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday afternoon. about a dozen flights were delayed or diverted while the bomb squad investor searched the airport. they found nothing dangerous. >>> a federal civil rights lawsuit is expected ting filed today against sonoma county and the sheriff's anti-doping who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. the family of andy lopez has filed three wrongful death claims in the case. the deputy shot and killed lopez last month. >>> plans for an upscale shopping center expansion go to the
international airport which left tsa officer gerardo hernandez dead. the shooting suspect, paul ciancia, is heavily sedated after armed guards shot him four times. terminal 3, where the shooting happened, reopened sunday. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama reopened last night after a bomb threat shut down operations. several flights were diverted and passengers were forced to wait outside. >>> it seems like a shadow has fallen over one of the top rated high schools in louden county. there is no proof of cheating having been found, an investigation though did show a culture where administrators are pressuring teachers to have students test well. >>> time for the latest your money report of the morning. >>> good morning jess. >> reporter: good morning, wall street is going strong, triggered another rally on friday. and we are seeing more green arrows this morning on world markets. checking the numbers for you, the dow climbed about 70 points on wall street. it starts this morning at 15615. the s and p-5 hundred gained five points. >>> it is going to be another busy week on wall street
victim, gerardo hernandez, was the first tsa agent to dying a line of duty since the agency's creation following the 9/11 attacks. he was a married father of two who had emigrated from el salvador as a teenager. source, law-enforcement the southern poverty law center says the gunman was carrying a note making racist, homophobic, and sexist slurs about government officials and andribing the tsa conspiratorial terms. the obama administration is rejecting calls to plant -- grand, sita nsa leaker edward snowden. in a letter given to a german lawmaker last week, snowden called on the u.s. to drop charges against him, writing "speaking the truth is not a crime." on sunday, dan pfeiffer ruled out clemency and said snowden should return to face criminal charges. in some of the latest snowden's disclosures, the "new york times" reports the nsa intercepted the talking points of view into secretary -- you would secretary-general ban ki- moon ahead of a meeting with president obama in april. we will have more on the story with the reporter scott shane after the headlines. a newly disclosed documen
you. >>> just in the last half hour, tsa has identified the officer killed as 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. he is the first officer killed in the line of duty in the tsa's 12-year history. stay with wjz for the latest on the shootings at l.a.x. >>> there may be as many as 9,000 victims of the gynecologist accused of secretly videotaping patients during exams. disturbing new details are emerging in a class action lawsuit against johns hopkins. mike hellgren talked to the patients of dr. nikita levy tonight. >> reporter: investigators say the gynecologist used a pen camera like this to record exams at johns hopkins east baltimore medical center. and the fbi is still sifting through thousands of images on levy's computers. there may be 9,000 victims and their lawyers are now working to settle the class action case through a mediator. >> i think that these women are in fear of getting their pap smears and their examinations. we have women who are in fear of seeing any physician. >> did he behave strangely? >> he always smiled. every time he was checking my privates he smiled. when i
, abc7 news. >> here's what we know about the officer who was killed. his name is gerardo hernandez. he's 39-year-old. he works a behavior detection officer and his job was to identify possible terrorists. he had recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. who is the shooter? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is if someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l.a.p.d. officers went to his apartment and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left, but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy
and i was justified like everybody else was. >> gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them, and i pray that the lord would give them peace and strength to go through this. >> the head of the tsa will arrive here later on today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father in new jersey told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written they had some concern about it and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> his former roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward lawrence wjz eyewitness news. >> and stay with wjz for the very latest on the l.a.x. shooting. for instant updates anytime log on to cbsbaltimore
security administration identified the dead officer as gerardo i. hernandez, he was 39 years old. >> paul ciancia's parents live in pennsville new jersey. on friday the police chief told reporters that paul ciancia's father received disturbing text messages. the message hinted that he was thinking about suicide. neighbours from the community expressed shock. >> it's tragic. you know, who would have thought anything like this would happen to a quiet neighbourhood, people that grow up, new people and the world - in a rural community such as pennsville, a quiet community - i mean, i know the family and his parents and father. i just - my heart goes out to them. >> i'm shocked that there's anyone outside here. i would never think of anyone around here doing anything like that. no, i'm completely shocked that you are here. we heard helicopters outside, and didn't know what was going on. >> the pennsville police department said officers had no past problems with paul ciancia. neighbours said he came from a good, nice family. >> the most wanted man in pakistan now dead. eyewitness reports are co
security administration identified the dead officer as gerardo i. hernandez. he was 39 years old. >> germany and brazil submitted a draft resolution to the united nations calling for an end to espionage. the document doesn't mention countri countries, but diplomats believe it was apriled at the u.s. >> pairates hijacking ships off the horn of africa earned over a billion in ransom between 2005 and last year. piracy costs the global economy $18 billion a year. pirates use the money to fund crime around the world, including human trafficking, arms trafficking and funding militias. >> two supporters of greece's farr right golden dawn have been killed. it happened in the athens suburb of neo iraklio, outside a gulf cooperation council party -- a golden dawn party office. a greek spokesman promised all involved will be punished. >> translation: the murderers, whoever they are will be dealt fairly. >> more from our correspondent in athens. >> counterterrorism police scour the the street outside golden dawn's office, including a dozen bullet casings. two gunmen fired the rounds into th
angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pensville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother, and the way it was written, they had concern about it. that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shot rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simo
the officer killed at l.a.x. he is the first screening killed in the line out of duty. gerardo hernandez was 39 years old. he was a father of two. he was working as a behavior detection officer and responsible for spotting suspicious activity. in addition to hernandez, at least one other tsa screener was shot and wounded. officials say a total of seven people were injured but it's unclear if that number includes the gunman. >>> the shooting at l.a.x. disrupted thousands of flights across the country including flights at all three bay area airports and right now travelers are still being impacted. our team coverage continues now with ktvu's maureen naylor. she is at manetta international airport. >> reporter: tonight this bus headed to l.a. is plan b. for a large group of high school musicians from thailand who never thought they along with their instruments would end up in san jose. >> we didn't think that we would fly here but it's a good opportunity of us that we fly to san jose. >> reporter: the group's leader told us many parents back home in bangkok are worried about the teenagers.
as gerardo hernandez. worked at the airport for five years. father of two. described by co-workers as a great guy. it really has come as a shock to the tsa. flags across the city are flown at half mast. he's asking fellow police officers to wear black band as a sign of respect. across the city, people very surprised about this attack. it's only the second attack in ten years we've seen at lax. uma, back to you. >> just a dramatic story. dominick, thank you very much. turning now to other news. one of the world's most wanted terrorist with a $5 million bounty is reportedly dead. they're saying the leader of the pakistani taliban has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. u.s. officials are not confirming that just yet. he's believed to be the mastermind of a deadly suicide attack at an afghan cia base and the times square bombing. his death would be a major blow to that terror group at a time when pakistan is starting up peace talks with insurgents there. coming up later in the hour, we'll look at the impact of his death and what it means for the u.s. war on terror with fox news strategic analyst
no reports of injuries. at sfo, nick smith, abc7 news. >>> now to the latest in the shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was at the front counter checking passports when he was shot. he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >>
was tsa officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her a husband. the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken. >> more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights at lax, many passengers remained stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyor. i heard the shots so we all took off running. you can still hear shots going on. >> police say 23-year-old paul cianci a shot his way through security checkpoint killing hernandes and wounding two others. dr. bruce wright was by the x- ray machine. >> you are taking off your shoes and you started to run barefoot. >> yeah. >> that's when he slipped and injured his leg. >> the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the food court. police chief patrick gannon praised his officers and reassure travelers. passengers notice a difference today. >> we are supplemented by a number of lapd officers also here with
international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of several others. saturday night heights lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wound when had 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could have been so much worse if officers had not chased the gun men through the airport terminal three. >> the fact they disabled the assailant within minutes was actually remarkable and saved untolleds lives. >> he remains in the hospital and the hospital says he remains unresponsive. the airport returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people cause in the crossfire was torrey bellacci. he's
to shoot him again. tsa officer gerardo hernandez later died. the suspected shooter, paul ciancia, was shot several times by police. he is described as unresponsive in the hospital. >>> john kerry is in cairo today asking egyptians to work toward democrat tracey. the secretary of state is the highest level u.s. official to visit egypt since former president morsi was ousted in july. kerry said the u.s. did not suspend military aid to egypt as punishment and promises humanitarian aid will continue. >>> back in the u.s., a tropical storm has stormed off the southern tip of baja california. the national hurricane center says tropical storm sonia has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and picking up speed, moving about thea 13 miles per hour. >>> coming up at 2:00 eastern time, the mayor of toronto has apologized for "mistakes," but says he isn't going anywhere. he made the statement on his weekly radio show just moments ago. toronto police reportedly had video of him smoking a crack pipe. we'll have more details on the statement and what's next. i'm frederiqricka whitfield. more gap
tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it for free. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama is back open after a bomb threat. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted in the airport. police searched, but they found nothing. we learned more today about the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a teenage boy. jeff westbrook claimed the deputy appeared agitated when he stopped him from make willing an unsafe lane change in august. westbrook said he asked him if he should move his bmw to a safer spot. >> i looked to grab the stick shift and when i looked back up there was a guy and he was screaming turn the vehicle off. at that point i said, sir, the vehicle is off. he repeatitively screamed the same thing. >> he said he would only draw his gun if he saw a need to do so. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people
on when they responded no. but at the checkpoint, he open fired. the tsa officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. >> tsa is just bloody. >> and high schoolteacher brian ledmer. he made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him, possibly gain more insight into his motives for the shooting. >> tsa agents around the country are now wearing black mourning bands for hernandez. tonight, h he's listed in critical but stable condition and could face the death penalty. one of our top stories on our website, you can read more on nbc bay area.com. >> and on the heels of that shooting in l.a.x., what organizers came to be the larnlest gun show in the country. the event was almost shout down, but governor gary brown detailed a bill that would have effectively ended up gun shows at the cow palace. >> that big fight over gun shows here at the cow palace, so far it apears the gun shows are winning. this attracts about 500,000 people to its 16 shows each year. and
and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it for free. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama is back open after a bomb threat. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted in the airport. police searched, but they found nothing. we learned more today about the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a teenage boy. jeff westbrook claimed the deputy appeared agitated when he stopped him from make willing an unsafe lane change in august. westbrook said he asked him if he should move his bmw to a safer spot. >> i looked to shhe stick shift and when i looked back up there was a guy and he was screaming turn the vehicle off. at that point i said, sir, the vehicle is off. he repeatitively screamed the same thing. >> he said he would only draw his gun if he saw a need to do so. relatives of andy lopezannouncel announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges
pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point. >> i'm nervous. honestly, since 9/11 air travels edgier than it used to be. >> investigators say ciancia told them he acted alone. >> today for the first time we're hearing from someone who knowing paul ciancia. her voice and identity is disguised but she explains what the suspected gunman was doing in the days before the shooting. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. he said he was going back home, his dad was sick and that he had to deal with family issues. he mentioned what day he
. this weekend the widow of we gerardo hernandez remembered the father of two who was about to turn who. >> he was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was there to help anyone in need and helped us laugh with his an definitely sense of humor. >> reporter: the suspect is still heavily sedated at the hospital. now federal prosecutors have charged him with murder and commission of violence at an international airport, if he's convicted he could face the death penalty. charlie and margaret? >> thank you, ben. >>> senior correspondent john miller is a former lapd deputy commissioner. good morning. >> good morning. >> this would have still been under your jurisdiction in. >> i was in charge of counterterrorism so this response would have gone with the assumption it was terrorism and investigated back from there. >> do we have more detail from what happened? >> we do and some of it is kind of shocking as the story unfolds. i've been talking to people in l.a. over the weekend is ciancia arrives at the airport on the cta, central terminal area in a black h
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
as police investigate the shooting that left gerardo i. hernandez dead. 23-year-old suspect paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began shooting. paul ciancia is in hospital after being shot by airport police. >> the taliban has a new leader, khan said named less than a day after the most wanted man hakimullah mehsud was killed in a drone strike. >> getting old is a fact of life. around the world it's taking its toll on people over 65. most national economies are not prepared to care for their elderly, who make up the bulk of their citizens. >> jane ferguson profiles afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world for theedly r -- the elderly. >> for the elderly life here is tough. according to a survey afghanistan a the worst country to grow old in. in kabul it's common to see elderly men working. their children don't have the income to support them. >> this is where kabal's elderly find out how many they'll get in their pension. if they work for the state they are entitled to cash. they'll look at the details on the list. some get as littl
is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasing his picture over night. paul ciancia, a 23-year-old l.a. resident, whom authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three early friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in terminal three. >> reporter: witnesses describe a chaotic scene, saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint. as police raced in, he made it all the way to the back of the terminal, near the departure gates. passengers ducked for cover. some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn, yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> everybody on the floor. on the floor, now. >> reporter: and after people ran as fast as they could -- >> go, go. >> reporter: the panic and lockdown that followed blocked ambulances from getting close, causing rescuers to race hundreds of yards to get
killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer who died was gerardo hernandez, he was 39 and the first tsa agent ever killed in the line of duty. >> the tsa officer got up and went to work this morning and was not going to go home to their family. >> hernandez leaves behind two sons. he had just transferred here from montana recently. law enforcement sources say the alleged shooter left behind a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa and he expected to die out here in an airport shootout. live in los angeles, abc7 news. cat tee? katie. >> we understand tsa officials are going to visit with the victims' families today. what can you tell us about that? >> that's right. tsa administrator is expected to fly out here from washington, d.c. he is expected to meet with the family of that officer who was killed and also those wounded in the shooting yesterday. >> live at l.a.x. for us this morning. thank you. a big gun show this weekend will be the first since grcher brown vetoed a bill. the show is even more controversial with yesterday's shooting at l.a.x. vic lee wit
. witnesses say the gunman, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, killed 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. the first tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the first tsa agent, officer to be killed in the line
gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. >>> while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this mornin
of gerardo hernandez, father of two -- in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside of their home. >> i'm truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> those iconic pillars of light, the symbols of l.a.x., are lit tsa blue in his honor. things are now back to normal here at terminal three, ciancia is in a hospital bed a few miles away said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he remains consciousness, he will face criminal charges that could carry the death penalty. david wright, abc news, l.a.x. >> so hard to wrap your mind around this, he clearly had strong anti-government views, dressed in military fatigues. had a handwritten note. talked about wanting to kill tsa and pigs and said in the note the tsa violated his rights with searches. >> we are learning so much more about him and his background. he apparently sent a text message to his little brother who lives in new jersey saying he was thinking of suicide. this is how the whole thing got kick-started. the brother reached out to authorities in the l.a. area. the autho
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